Cause and Effect Summative Project Kayla Mitchell, Meninga, 3 March 2017

The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

The English sponsored privateers to attack Spanish vessels containing gold and silver. Spain retaliated; Sending the Armada of approximately one hundred sixty ships in means of punishing England. Philip II sought to convert England back to the Church of Rome, the effects were the English outnumbering the Spanish, and had an ambush prepared in the English channel. The Armada was driven out of the channel, and was caught in a storm during their retreat -- destroying much of the fleet. The English and French then had the benefit of Spain's defeat, having no competition.

The Fall Of The Inca Empire

The Fall Of The Inca Empire

The Inca Empire had approximately $50 million in gold. The Spanish conquistadors were motivated to take it. The conquistadors had not gone unnoticed, being referred to as gods, having traveled on horses. The empire offered the men gifts, beckoning them to come into the empire, where a trap was lain. The army threatened Atahualpa -- The leader of the Inca Empire -- despite the empire significantly outnumbers the small Army. Pizarro's army were at an advantage however; Literacy, disease, weaponry, and horses. In effect, using the primary sources of Ceazar's fighting tactics, horses trained to trample and bite, steel weapons, and lastly Small Pox decimating a large population of the empire -- the conquistadors captured Atahualpa and brought the downfall of the Inca Empire.

African American Slavery In The New World

African American Slavery In The New World

African American Slavery in the New World is caused by protest, population of the Native people, and the end of the Encomienda. Bartolomé de Las Casas protested the mistreatment of Native Americans in 1514, publishing his document Historia de las Indias. The protest gave the Native Americans more protection, and they were already crippled in population by disease. The protest eventually led to the end of the Encomienda. In effect, the triangular trade began the shipment of African slaves, as replacement for the lack of labor in America.

Spice Trade Sparks Exploration

Spice Trade Sparks Exploration

Europe was in a search for better flavor, and meat was often extremely expensive, as well as carrying a displeasing flavor. Spain had extra money due to the Reconquista, however The Turks cut off European access to the Silk Road, making the only known route unusable. Spain gained better technologies during this time, such as better navigation and Caravel ships; and spice importance was a demand for flavor and medicine. Traditional medicines included Peppercorns, used as an expectorant or anti-microbial, Turmeric, used for anti-arthritic, anti-oxidant, and anti-cancer, and vastly much more.In effect, when Christopher Columbus claimed he "Knew a short cut", Spain funded his expedition to the Middle East, starting the age of exploration.

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